Operators cool to proposed changes in Connecticut’s gaming laws

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Operators cool to proposed changes in Connecticut’s gaming laws

Article brief provided by The Day
  • Brian Hallenbeck, The Day
February 20, 2023 7:39 PM
  • Brian Hallenbeck, The Day
  • Connecticut
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting

Digital gaming companies operating in the state are opposed to legislation that would prevent them from advertising financial enticements and prohibit gamblers from funding their online gaming activity with a jointly held debit or credit card account.

DraftKings and FanDuel, respective partners of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, and Rush Street Interactive, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.’s partner, took similar positions last week during a public hearing conducted by the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee.

All three said certain proposed changes in the state’s gaming statutes would be virtually impossible to implement and could harm their business.

Senate Bill 971 comes nearly 16 months after the tribes’ casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, began offering online casino gaming and, along with the lottery, online and retail sports betting.